Recipe: Funnel Cake
Funnel cake is a regional sweet food popular in North America, Funnel cakes are mainly found at carnivals, fairs, and amusement parks. Funnel cake was created by the Pennsylvania Dutch, a group of German immigrants who landed in Pennsylvania before the 19th century. Enjoy a good sweet, and powered Funnel Cake!
2 eggs (beaten)
1 1/2 cup (12floz/340ml) milk
2 cups (10oz/284g) flour (sifted)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups (24floz/675ml) vegetable oil
Powdered sugar for dusting
In a large bowl whisk together eggs and milk. Once the wet ingredients are combined add in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Beat until a smooth thin batter is formed.
Allow the batter to rest in the fridge for about 30 minutes while you make the strawberry sauce.
Line a cooling rack with a paper towel and set it aside. This is for the funnel cake to drain after frying.
Add the oil to a medium frying pan and allow to heat over medium heat.
Once the oil is hot transfer 1/4 cup of batter to a piping bag using a ladle or large spoon. Snip the tip of the piping bag and carefully stream the batter into the hot oil using a spiral motion, to form the classic funnel cake shape.
Fry for 2-3 minutes then gently flip using a spider or fish fryer. Allow frying for 1-2 minutes.
Using your spider gently remove the funnel cake from the oil and transfer it to the lined rack to drain and cool.
Repeat this process with the remaining batter until all of it is used.